This little faux to real mini Christmas tree in a strainer is hiding a secret from you…
In real life, it totally looks like the real deal. I did the same method to a faux garland wreath last year here. And to the card wreath HERE I did the year before. But I’ve never seen it done to a tree top yet.
Did I beat “Pinterest?!”
Let’s not check and just run with that thought…
My son unexpectedly got pretty sick a good week ago. And he isn’t out of the woods yet.
So that’s greatly delayed us venturing out into the cold to cut down a tree.
I pulled out the big ‘ol dusty faux ones I had in storage, and after coughing up a dust storm, I decided they were just too fake for the look I was going for this year.
The big key word for 2014 appears to be ‘woodland’. I call it Charlie Brown myself.
My dream tree resembles one that has been freshly cut from the forest, where pruners have never ventured.
There are uneven branches, and even gaping holes you can see through. I can see it all now… and hear it too.
Son, “That’s UGLY!”
Me, “I know! Isn’t it perfect?!”
I’ve been trying to find a faux one like that, but there just aren’t any to be had. Close… but not quite.
It’s most frustrating when you can clearly vision what you want, but ‘they’ don’t sell it yet.
“Can a big company that needs a rustic home goods designer with a fearless sense of funk please email me?
I promise to keep you very busy with all my wants and needs and desires. I’ve yet to see my dream army canvas sheets or stamped burlap luggage or scrappy purses or even Charlie Brown Christmas trees in an array of sizes and snow volumes. And so much more.
Hope to hear from you soon!”
Right… so anyway… with my son coughing away, that called for desperate measures.
I took one more look at the trees…
And put one together…
And that isn’t a laugh either.
So then I had a little brainstorm… what if I just used the top as a ‘form’ and added real branches to it?
I was actually inspired by Inspired by Charm’s planter strainer from way back. You just don’t forget great stuff.
I LOVED the uneven branches!
Ok, so now I need little presents…
(the red is Miss Mustard Seed Milk Paint Tricycle)
Now I’m kinda wishing I had put the entire tree up with this treatment!
Maybe I will…
To be continued.
P.S. You’ll see the project above the tree tomorrow.
What do you think? Have you tried this before with a faux tree?
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